Meneghetti Award a contribution to the development of a humanistic ethic, according to ontopsychological thinking
The international Meneghetti Award was established in 2010 by the Board of the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation and spread all around the world. The aim of the Meneghetti Award is to encourage projects in the realm of culture and scientific knowledge and to facilitate their implementation. Specifically, projects that contribute to the development of a humanistic ethics, as envisaged by the ontopsychological vision.
The inaugural edition of the Award, in 2011, saw its winners awarded their prize at the headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva.
Until the 2018 edition, the Meneghetti Award was announced yearly for researches in Economics, Philosophy, Medicine, Physics, with a prize of 15,000 € for each of the four areas. In December 2018, the Board of Trustees approved a reshaping of the Meneghetti Award to keep it true to the spirit of the Founder’s thinking and make it more interfaced with the scientific research community. The four categories of the Meneghetti Award thus converge into two areas of research: one concerning “Psychosomatics“, which encompasses all the work that the Founder has done in clinical research, and a category “Pedagogy and Politics“, which encompasses the in-depth study that the Founder has gone through in the field of education and social sciences.
In October 2021, the Foundation’s Board of Directors resolved to reorganise the Meneghetti Award: while maintaining the aims of the award, a specific project to be supported and financed will be chosen every two years. The project chosen for the two-year period 2021-2023 is the one received on 2 September 2021 from the University of Perugia, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture: Hortus Lizori – International Workshop on Landscape Representation for European Doctoral Schools. The proposal concerns Borgo Lizori, which the Founder had renovated in the 1970s to dedicate it to the organisation of cultural, artistic and humanistic events. The project aims to “further enhance the qualities of the Lizori landscape with quality design solutions, promote a design culture attentive to the qualities of living and give further international visibility to the qualities of the village”. The project is aimed at PhD students in the disciplines of representation, design and landscape, from various Italian and European universities. The scientific committee proposed by the University of Perugia, which will follow the project, is composed of eminent personalities in the field, from, among others, Harvard University, La Sapienza University of Rome, Vanvitelli University of Naples and Milan Polytechnic. The results of the activities will be published in a book containing essays selected by the scientific committee and the project proposals for Borgo Lizori, which will be published by a leading Italian publisher.